Mel Kiper of ESPN released his fourth mock draft of the year this past Tuesday, and this time, it was a two-round mock draft. To compare, here is who he had the Cleveland Browns taking in his first three mock drafts:
Kiper 1.0: OT Mekhi Becton
Kiper 2.0: OT Mekhi Becton
Kiper 3.0: OT Mekhi Becton
Staying with the trend, Kiper once again likes the match-up of Becton to the Browns at No. 10 overall. Please note that this latest mock was released before the news of Becton’s possible drug test issue.
No. 10: Cleveland Browns - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville - “Cleveland has a gaping hole at the left tackle spot and a valuable pick to help fill it, either with Becton or another lineman such as Jedrick Wills Jr., who played predominantly on the right side at Alabama but has the athleticism to play on the left. Becton, one of my favorite prospects in this class, is a 6-foot-7, 364-pound road grader in the run game who also is light on his feet. Baker Mayfield has no excuse in 2020 if his tackles are Becton and free-agent signing Jack Conklin.”
Now for the new element: Kiper’s second round mock, featuring the Browns’ pick at No. 41 overall:
No. 41: Cleveland Browns - S Grant Delpit, LSU - “Last year, the Browns got a first-round talent from LSU on Day 2 in cornerback Greedy Williams. In this scenario, an LSU safety with first-round talent drops to Cleveland on Day 2. I thought at one point that Delpit might go in the top 10 picks, but his inconsistencies throughout the 2019 season will likely see him drop to the second round. If he can put it all together, he could be a Pro Bowl all-around safety.”
We have to throw a bit of an asterisk on the Becton pick for now, but I like the prospect of an offensive tackle-safety draft in the first two rounds for Cleveland.